Margaret Dusch

Margaret Dusch

Director

Margaret joined Kids of the Kingdom in September 2020. She worked as a Lead Teacher in the Shining Stars older toddler room before taking on the role of our Director in October 2021. Margaret moved to Litchfield from West Virginia in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Wheeling Jesuit University. In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with her husband and four kids.

Jessica Rosales

Jessica Rosales

Baby Sharks Teacher

Jessica worked at Kids of the Kingdom previously and rejoined us as a Lead Preschool Teacher in August 2021.

Lexi Caron

Lexi Caron

Lead Teacher

Lexi is the Lead Teacher in Shining Stars toddler room. She has served as a lead teacher at Kids of the Kingdom since March 2020. In her free time Lexi enjoys baking, crafting and spending time with her new husband and pets.

Emilee Hornburg

Emilee Hornburg

Preschool Teacher

Emilee is a Lead Preschool Teacher in the Tiny Titans School Age Classroom.  Emilee began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in August, 2015.  Emilee is finishing her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education through SMSU.  In her free time, Emilee enjoys spending time with family and visiting Duluth.

Breanne Nelsen

Breanne Nelsen

Floating Teacher

Samantha Russell

Samantha Russell

Assistant Director/ Behavioral Specialist

Sammy is our Assistant Director and Lead Behavioral Specialist.  She helps to keep our Center running smoothly and works to ensure that Kids of the Kingdom is an inclusive environment for all the children we serve.  Sammy began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in June, 2019. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Luther College.  In her free time, Sammy enjoys spending time with family.

Heidi Kastner

Heidi Kastner

Aide Babies

Ellis Findley

Ellis Findley

Assistant Teacher Shining Stars Toddler Room

Elle joined Kids of the Kingdom in August 2019. She has served as the Assistant Teacher in our Shining Stars Toddler classroom since late 2020. Elle is working towards her teacher qualifications. In her free time she enjoys camping, fishing, and crafting.

Jordyn Copeland

Jordyn Copeland

Lead Preschool Teacher

Jordyn is currently working as a Preschool Teacher.  She has worked in all age groups since beginning her career at Kids of the Kingdom in February, 2016.  Jordyn is going to school to be a Probation Officer at Ridgewater College.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family.

Tina Weseman

Tina Weseman

Bouncing Babies Infant Teacher

Tina is the Lead Teacher in the Bouncing Babies Classroom.  Tina began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in February of 2004.  Tina has her Child Development Associate Certificate in infants and Toddlers from the Center for Professional Development.   In her free time, Tina enjoys spending time with family and riding her motorcycle.

Perri Torkelson

Perri Torkelson

Lead Teacher in Busy Bees Toddler Classroom

Perri is the Lead Teacher in the Busy Bees toddler classroom  Perri is finishing her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Ridgewater College.  She began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in February, 2019.  In her free time, Perri enjoys spending time with family and camping.

Casey Rober't

Casey Rober't

Everday Explorers Assistant Teacher

Casey is an Assistant Teacher in the Everyday Explorers Classroom.  Casey began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in May, 2018.  She left to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science from the University of North Dakota, and returned to us in September of 2020.  In her free time, Casey enjoys spending time with family and reading.

Adonis Wallace

Adonis Wallace

Aide School Age

Adonis is a high school student who works as an aide in the Tiny Titans school age room after school. He joined Kids of the Kingdom in April 2021.

Sara Wallace

Sara Wallace

Assistant Teacher in Bouncing Babies Classroom

Sara is an Assistant Teacher in the Bouncing Babies Classroom.  Sara earned her credits to be Assistant Teacher through Child Care Aware.  Sara began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in January of 2019.  In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with family and watching softball games.

Sariah Depperschmidt

Sariah Depperschmidt

Aide Toddlers

Heidi Haapala

Heidi Haapala

Everyday Explorers Preschool Teacher

Heidi is the Lead Preschool Teacher in the Everyday Explorer’s Classroom.  Heidi will be celebrating her 30th anniversary at Kids of the Kingdom in July of 2021!  Heidi has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ridgewater College.  In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with family, reading, and playing Pokemon Go.

Heidi Sun

Heidi Sun

Tiny Titans Preschool Teacher

Heidi Sun is a Lead Preschool Teacher in our Tiny Titans Classroom.  Heidi began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in July of 2013.  Heidi is finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at SMSU.  In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her family.

Sara Doherty-Lommell

Sara Doherty-Lommell

Assistant Teacher

Child Care Team

Our Child Care Team is made up of members of Zion Lutheran Church who help to guide and support our mission within the community.

Lacey Aalderks

Child Care Team President

Lori Weseman

Child Care Team

Trista Skalberg

Child Care Team

Carissa Swanson

Child Care Team

Cheryl Gabrielson

Child Care Team